I don’t call myself a fujoshi anymore, I prefer the terms slasher or shipper, because fujoshi started having certain connotations that I didn’t want people to assume as soon as I said the word.
I also started seeing people saying fujoshi are clueless, fanatical and the sort, which I guess made me want to distance from the term. But I don’t agree with them. There’s rotten apples everywhere, so to base an entire term around these more outspoken and extreme actually pisses me off.
The typical representation of the fujoshi with love paddles, attacking boys, calling them names and etc, is to me an extreme that shouldn’t be used as the default view of fujoshi.
I don’t like when I see people say fujoshi are all delusional, and that they spoil their fandoms, because I think that’s plain wrong. There’s extreme fans in all the fandoms, so I wonder why fujoshi got such a bad view. Is it because they’re females? There’s extreme otaku, yet they’re not seen as the normal/base representation of their group, so I wonder why fujoshi got this level of treatment? (¬▂¬)
If you search the term fujoshi, you’ll see in the meaning/definition that it’s simply a girl that likes to pair male couples, so I really wish people would go by that instead of having all these misconceptions on the term.
I’d like to explain why I’m a slasher/shipper, instead of using the term fujoshi.
To me, shipper already has the term fujoshi inside it, shipper has no gender attached to it, be it either M/M, G/G or M/G, so I like it. I tend to ship MM and GG in shows, so fujoshi to me doesn’t cover all that I like/do.
The other is that I didn’t want people to assume I’m delusional, because my type of shipping is one that is AU (alternate universe), because I know it’s never happening in the actual shows. I am aware that it’ll never happen, that it’s just wishful thinking, and I’m fine with it. I don’t need the mangaka to cater to my ships and make them real, as wild as they can be.
Now I’m not saying that fujoshi’s do that, but people certainly like to assume and slander, and tbh, I prefer to stay away from any kind of drama nowadays. I don’t want to fight, or try to protect myself over what I like, do or wtv else. I just want to be left alone, fangirling over my ships, and sharing them without having stress.
I guess I should apologize to everyone that uses the fujoshi term, since by not using it, I’m not helping clear/show that fujoshi’s are far more than the bad stereotypical people like to show.
So this is a confession, of sorts, I AM a fujoshi but I feel shipper/slasher branches everything that I like to do, so I hope I get forgiven but know I support you all! ❤ б（＞ε＜）∂